Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has addressed press at the Office of the Prime Minister hours after President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner of 2016 elections.
Rugunda congratulated Ugandans for participating peacefully in the just concluded Ugandans.
“It is critical for the public to understand that the electoral commission is the only body allowed to organise and manage the electoral process.”
Rigunda said the short comings of the delayed opening of polls were highly regretted.
There have been reports received by security agencies that some elements were planning to cause disruption, violence and mayhem.
He said government decided to take specific steps to ensure that Ugandans and their property are safe.
Some of these included restricted communication and others.
“We ask that Ugandans continue with their usual business and observe peace.”